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Countries condemn Egypt's new sentences for Jazeera reporters

Al-Jazeera's Egyptian producer Baher Mohamed (R), Al-Jazeera's Egyptian-Canadian reporter Mohamed Fahmy (C) and Australian journalist Peter Greste (L)Numerous western countries voiced their disapproval Saturday of an Egyptian court’s prison sentences handed down to three Al-Jazeera reporters who they have long asked to be released. Canada said it was disappointed by the sentence of the Canadian journalist who worked for Al-Jazeera and called for his “immediate” return. Mohamed Fahmy was sentenced to three years in prison Saturday along with Egyptian producer Baher Mohamed for allegedly broadcasting “false news.” A third Al-Jazeera reporter, Australian Peter Greste, was convicted in absentia.

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